Good Lyrics: Bold As Love

The day I discovered the Axis: Bold As Love album in my mom’s record collection as a kid was a really important day in my life. I remember sitting on the cold hardwood floor of my room, examining the psychedelic album cover while it spun on my turn table. It was like nothing I’d ever heard before. To this day, Jimi moves me more than most musicians. But I can’t listen to it too often, because it makes me sad that he died so young, when he had such great talent. Incidentally, my mom saw Jimi Hendrix open for the Monkees in Charlotte, North Carolina when she was in high school. I think that’s like the most random thing ever. The Monkees?? Really? She was there to see the Monkees, but when they saw Jimi play, “It was like some alien creature had just landed on the stage. We were mesmerized. By the time the Monkees took the stage, we were all just sort of dumbly staring with our mouths open.” This is my favorite song on that album. And I would like to personally box thatdoucheJohnMayer for attempting to cover it. What. A. Travesty.

Bold As Love (Click to play)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

he smiles towering
shiny metallic purple armor

Queen Jealousy, Envy
waits behind him
her fiery green gown sneers
at the grassy ground

Blue are the life giving waters
taken for granted
They quietly understand

Once happy turquoise armies
lay opposite ready
But wonder why the fight is on

But they’re all bold as love
Yeah, they’re all bold as love.
Yeah, they’re all bold as love.
Just ask the Axis.

My red is so confident
he flashes trophies of war
and ribbons of euphoria

Orange is young,
full of daring but very unsteady
for the first go ’round.

My yellow in this case
is not so mellow
In fact I’m trying to say
it’s frightened like me.

And all of these emotions of mine
keep holding me from
giving my life
to a rainbow like you

But I’m bold as love
I’m bold, bold as love.
Just ask the Axis.
He knows everything.


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